In Memoriam: George Pitts

George Pitts by Clayton Cubitt

George Pitts by Clayton Cubitt

Legendary Brooklyn based photographer George Pitts passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017 after a prolonged illness. While he was not famous with the general public he was an icon in the photography world.

Portrait by George Pitts

Portrait by George Pitts

I first learned about his passing from two professional models who posted comments on Facebook.  Both had extraordinarily high praise for George as a person and as a photographer.

Woman with Bass Clarinet by George Pitts

Woman with Bass Clarinet by George Pitts

He was the Director of Photographic Practices, Parsons The New School for Design.  He was the Founding Director of Photography at Vibe Magazine (1993-2005) and Directory of Photography at Life Magazine when it was revived in 2004. His drawings and painting have been exhibited around the world, His writing and photography have appeared in numerous magazines.

Woman with Glasses by George Pitts

Woman with Glasses by George Pitts

George Pitts did portraits, fashion and beauty, and nude photography. He photographed his share of beautiful young professional models, but he also liked to photograph ordinary women of all ages, shapes, and sizes.

Woman with Glasses by George Pitts

Fashion/Beauty by George Pitts

Time Magazine published a memoriam with tributes from photo editors and photographers. Reading it is the best way to understanding why George was so well loved, admired, and respected.

Links

www.GeorgePitts.com

Time Magazine – In Memoriam: The Photography Community Remembers George Pitts – the best collection of stories and memories about George

Crave – Rest in Peace George Pitts, the Visionary Behind Vibe Magazine’s Iconic Look – the best collection of magazine covers reflecting George’s artistic vision

PDN Pulse – Obituary: George Pitts, Photo Editor and Photographer

Resource Magazine – Vibe’s Founding Photography Director, George Pitts, Dies

SPD – George Pitts, R.I.P.

SPD – George Pitts: Notes on Vibe Magazine

 

 

 

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